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Old 09-15-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm just getting back into the R/C world after taking a 4-5 year haitus. I purchased a couple of Slash's, a Rustler, and a Stampede for myself and my nephew to play around with. Anyway, to the point, I have some land that I am thinking about putting a track on so I had some guys clear it off with a dozer and now I need some help designing and laying out everything. First of all, what type of dirt do I need to bring in, red clay? Also, does anyone have a layout of a track with the specs such as lane width, jump sizes, etc? I was thinking of using some 4in rubber hose for the sides would that work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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For the cars you list (1/10th scale and Slash), lane widths should be a minimum 10' for a competition track, although 8' lanes would be fine for a home track. The Slash isn't a real track jumper, and I'd suggest steering clear of bigger jumps if you want to run it much.

4" black plastic drainage pipe, $40 per 100', is the typical lane barrier. Nail down with 10" or 12" spikes (using washers makes everythign last longer).

For layout design, I'd look at pics and videos and find thinks and styles that you like. Implementing a layout from somewhere else is pretty iffy, especially from a working diagram. This one, for example, is what I'm about to put in... but it would take a large amount of description to let someone else implement it (for example, the middle shape marked in dashed lines is a 4' tall elevation).

http://www.ncontrolrc.com/upload/layout091508-large.jpg
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:36 AM   #3
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For the cars you list (1/10th scale and Slash), lane widths should be a minimum 10' for a competition track, although 8' lanes would be fine for a home track. The Slash isn't a real track jumper, and I'd suggest steering clear of bigger jumps if you want to run it much.

4" black plastic drainage pipe, $40 per 100', is the typical lane barrier. Nail down with 10" or 12" spikes (using washers makes everythign last longer).

For layout design, I'd look at pics and videos and find thinks and styles that you like. Implementing a layout from somewhere else is pretty iffy, especially from a working diagram. This one, for example, is what I'm about to put in... but it would take a large amount of description to let someone else implement it (for example, the middle shape marked in dashed lines is a 4' tall elevation).

http://www.ncontrolrc.com/upload/layout091508-large.jpg
thanks, thats what i was looking for, just a sketched layout to start with....i had 1200ft. of 4in rubber hose delivered yesterday and the dirt is coming in monday so i will keep you guys updated on the progress........
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post some pics so will can help you better. how fast r you going to make it as in laps. big jump make the track fun.
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i'm not sure i have about a 100x150 size area just for the track so im not going to be able to make it huge but i think it will be big enough just for personal use......hopefully
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You've just opened another can of worms by posting this SAME EXACT THREAD in both the nitro and electric sections. :rollseyes:
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You've just opened another can of worms by posting this SAME EXACT THREAD in both the nitro and electric sections. :rollseyes:
Man your be hard on everyone today
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